Reconciliation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old reconciliation quotes, reconciliation sayings, and reconciliation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

There is hope for every man to return to his Maker.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Reconciliation always brings a springtime to the soul.     

Brother Roger

Then you must reconcile yourself to the fact that something is always hurt by any change. If you do this, you will not be hurt yourself.     

Roger Zelazny

Reconciliation is a decision that you take in your heart.     

Ingrid Betancourt

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.     

Corazon Aquino

Moving beyond past wounds and hurts and building a culture of respect, dignity, and flowering love.     

William Keepin

There is always a way forward if the responsible parties are willing to act.     


Reconciliation with our enemies is simply a desire to better our condition, a weariness of war, or the fear of some unlucky thing from occurring.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.     

Timothy B. Tyson

No matter what the hatred is, preserve the possibility of peace and always have room for forgiveness.     


In life, we make the best decisions we can with the information we have on hand.     

Agnes Kamara-umunna

True reconciliation does not consist in merely forgetting the past.     

Nelson Mandela

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.     

Matthew 18:15

Reconciliation is more beautiful than victory.     

Violeta Chamorro

Reconciliation is a part of the healing process, but how can there be healing when the wounds are still being inflicted?     

N. K. Jemisin

Reconciliation is the physical demonstration that God is at work in the world. Any fool can put people at odds. Only God – one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all – can bring those opposed to one another together as sisters and brother. When we lose reconciliation, we lose the purposes of Jesus.     

Sean Palmer

The only way to overcome the grief‬ is to go through it!     

Paul Gitwaza

It is much safer to reconcile an enemy than to conquer him; victory may deprive him of his poison, but reconciliation of his will.     


Contradictions are the impossible chasms that create forever separations. God is the forever bridge that creates impossible reunions.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Emphasize reconciliation, not resolution. It is unrealistic to expect everyone to agree about everything. Reconciliation focuses on the relationship, while resolution focuses on the problem. When we focus on reconciliation, the problem loses significance and often becomes irrelevant.     

Rick Warren

Forget, forgive; conclude, and be agreed.     


One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship!     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The worst reconciliation is better than the best divorce.     

Miguel de Cervantes

Reconciliation is a deep practice that we can do with our listening and our mindful speech. To reconcile means to bring peace and happiness to nations, people, and members of our family... In order to reconcile, you have to possess the art of deep listening.     

Nhat Hanh

Reconciliation and forgiveness are matters of the heart. They cannot be forced on the people.     

Graeme Leung

Reconciliation‬ is the most significant level of life's maturity!     

Paul Gitwaza

To celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation means to be wrapped in a warm embrace.     

Pope Francis

Reconciliation means working together to correct the legacy of past injustice.     

Nelson Mandela

Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.     

Nhat Hanh

There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other, until you see their view- you have to enter into the pain of the people. You've got to feel their need.     

John M. Perkins